Industrial revolution. what caused it

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The Industrial Revolution began in England in the 1700's and is defined as the application of power driven machinery to manufacturing. It was a time of dramatic change from hand tools and handmade items that were made at home to, products that were mass produced in factories. There were many inventions that developed during this time that improved communication, travel, and a easier way in providing power for factories better than ever. Before the Industrial Revolution most people made the items that they needed in their homes. But now factories can make these items and much more. There were many reasons why this important event happened in England first, and then spread to other parts of the world. The Industrial Revolution began in England in the 1700's due to Natural Resources, Labor Supply, and Inventions.

The Industrial Revolution began in England in the 1700's due to Natural Resources. Document one shows evidence of Natural Resources because the map shows that England has a irregular coastline, which allows them to set up many ports and harbors to increase trade and travel.

England also has many rivers that provide power for the factories. The map in Document one also shows that England had a abundant supply of coal and iron ore. This helps England power their factories and the steam engines. Document four supports the fact that England has many Natural Resources because in this document George Warner states that England has many rivers that lead to the sea, and that the country is no further than seventy miles away from the sea. Warner also states that England has a good supply of wool. Natural Resources is one reason the Industrial Revolution Began in England.

Labor supply is a second reason why the Industrial Revolution began in England. Document two supports the...